Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Says Cubs Not Ready to Meet with Landmarks Commission

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed Wednesday the changes the Cubs unveiled on Tuesday to the team’s plan to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field. And the Mayor is not happy. According to the Sun-Times, “Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared that his handpicked Commission on Chicago Landmarks would not consider the revised plan to build seven outfield signs, […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Release New Renderings, Plan to Start on Clubhouse in July

The Cubs unveiled the new plans to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Cubs plan on starting construction on the clubhouse and plaza in July with the bleacher construction beginning in the fall. With the additions to the plan, most notably the expansion to the clubhouse, Crane Kenney said Tuesday it would […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney and the Neighborhood React to Ricketts Announcement

Ald. Tom Tunney and the Lakeview neighborhood voiced their displeasure with the announcement Tom Ricketts made overnight Thursday that the team was moving forward with the plans to expand, restore and renovate Wrigley Field without an agreement in place with the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association. There is concern among the Alderman and neighborhood that the additions […]

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Cubs Moving Forward with Wrigley Field Restoration Plans

The Chicago Cubs are moving forward with the team’s plans to restore and renovate Wrigley Field. In a video message from Tom Ricketts released early Thursday morning, the Cubs’ chairman said, “It’s time to move forward.” The team and the rooftop club owners have not reached an agreement to settle their contractual disputes. The rooftop […]

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Tom Ricketts Discusses the Importance of the Wrigley Restoration Project and Cubs Finances

Mike Ozanian spoke with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts while the team was in New York for the YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney. Rickets talked about the importance the Wrigley Field Restoration project will have on the team’s finances. And what a restored Wrigley Field could add to the team’s baseball budget. Tom Ricketts realized a couple […]

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Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Cubs Finances and Media Rights with Forbes

Crane Kenney sat down with Forbes’ Mike Ozanian while the Cubs were in New York playing the Yankees last month. The Cubs President of Business Operations discussed a variety of Cubs topics including the importance of Wrigley Field and the team’s media rights. According to the report from Forbes, “the Cubs are also in the […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Selig Sides with Cubs in Battle with the Rooftops

Bud Selig was at Wrigley Field on Wednesday to celebrate one of baseball’s cathedrals turning 100 years old. The Commissioner has a soft spot in his heart for Wrigley Field and he gave his support to the Ricketts family to “do whatever is legally possible” to help the team get the “$300 million ballpark renovation […]

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Reports: Ricketts Family Exploring Selling Minority Shares of the Cubs

According to reports from Comcast SportsNet, the Sun-Times, the Tribune and ESPN, the Ricketts family is “exploring opening the Cubs ownership to minority shareholders to help finance” the Wrigley Field Restoration project. Less than 24 hours after Tom Ricketts’ interview on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports aired in which he told Armen Keteyian that he “comfortable […]

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Tom Ricketts Discusses the Cubs, WGN and Provides Updates on Wrigley Field

After his annual meeting with the team prior to the first full squad workout, Tom Ricketts met with the media for his Spring State of the Cubs Address. The Cubs’ Chairman talked about the upcoming season, the team on the field and the minor league system. Tom Ricketts also discussed the team’s television and radio […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Having Internal Discussions About Moving

Dan Bernstein leaked the news on Twitter last week “the Cubs frustration with the rooftops’ intransigence is high enough that they are discussing the unavoidable prospect of options elsewhere.” Bernstein’s report on Twitter surfaced two days after Keith Olbermann labeled the Cubs as the worst in sports for mentioning a possible move out of Wrigley […]

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